Top Satellite Antennas in 2023

Top Satellite Antennas in 2023

Satellite Antennas play a pivotal role in the vast network of global communication, serving as the crucial link between Earth and the vast network of communication satellites orbiting above. These sophisticated devices are designed to receive and transmit signals, enabling the seamless exchange of information for various purposes, including telecommunications, broadcasting, weather monitoring, and scientific research. Satellite antennas come in various shapes and sizes, each designed for specific applications and frequency bands. The satellite antennas market has experienced significant growth and transformation in recent years, driven by the increasing demand for reliable and high-performance communication, broadcasting, and data transfer services. In this article, SATNow has listed some interesting Satellite Antennas that were trending on the website in 2023.

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1.98–2.50 GHz S-Band Antenna for Pico Satellites

The S-Band Antenna from IQ Spacecom is a Satellite Antenna that has an operating frequency range of 1980-2500 MHz. It has a gain of 6-11 dBi and a bandwidth of 50 MHz. This patch antenna has a beamwidth of +/- 40 Degrees (Horizontal, Vertical) and an F/B ratio of greater than 20 dB.  It is inherently circularly polarized and has a VSWR of less than 1.25. The antenna weighs 49 g (single), 62 g (dual), and 180 g (quad) and measures 70 x 70 x 3.4 mm (Single patch), 80 x 100 x 3.4 mm (Dual patch), and 160 x 160 x 3.4 mm (Quad patch). Read more.

Active GPS-L1 Patch Antenna for SmallSats

The nanoPATCH-L1 from SkyFox Labs is a Satellite Antenna that has a GPS-L1 operating frequency band. This antenna has a power consumption of 20 mA, 3.3 V, and requires a supply voltage of 2.7- 5.5 V. It features an integrated low noise amplifier as well as a SAW filter that is matched together with a 35×35 mm patch antenna. The antenna’s chipset is TRL-9 qualified and is designed using FR-4 space-grade 4-layer PCB. It has a mass of 29g and measures 50 × 50 × 12.5 mm. It is ideal for CubeSats and is designed to provide strong signal reception for GPS satellites in space. Read more.

S-Band Circular Antenna for Microsats & Smallsats

The AC-2000 from AAC Clyde Space is a Space Qualified RH/LH Circularly Polarized S-band Antenna with a 300 MHz bandwidth. It has a peak gain of 2 dBi and a VSWR of 1.5: 1.0. The antenna has an impedance of 50 Ohms. It has a mass of 100 grams and measures 2 x 2 inches. The antenna also has a built-in ground plan and can include an optional protective cover. It can be easily integrated with S-band nanosatellite payloads. Read more.

Space Qualified Omnidirectional GPS Antenna

The AS-48917 from L3Harris Technologies is a Satellite Antenna with a frequency range of 1217-1585 MHz. This omnidirectional antenna has a gain of greater than -5 dBi and provides superior circular polarized RF performance over both the L1 and L2 GPS frequency bands. It has a maximum VSWR of 1.5:1 and a minimum 3 dB beamwidth of 110 degrees. The antenna has an axial ratio of 3 dB (0 to 45 degrees) and a front-to-back ratio of greater than 20 dB. It has a mass of 454 g and is ideal for applications requiring hemispheric pattern coverage. Read more.

CubeSat S-band Patch Antenna

 The S-Band Patch Antenna from ISISPACE is a Satellite Antenna with an S-band frequency range of 2200-2290 MHz. This patch antenna has a gain in boresight of 6.5 dBic and a half power beam width of 100 degrees. It is right-hand circularly polarized and has an axial ratio of less than 3 dB. The antenna has a mass of less than 50 g and measures 80 x 5 mm (diameter x height). It is qualification tested for quasi-static acceleration up to 15g in three axes and is compatible with mounting onto CubeSat. Read more. 

Deployable Antenna for LEO Satellites

The QHA from Helical Communication Technologies is a Satellite Antenna with a frequency range of 400 MHz or 437MHz. This antenna gain of 3.5 dBi and a -3dB beamwidth of 120 degrees. It has an axial ratio of less than 2 dB and a VSWR of 1.5:1. The antenna has a transmit power of 10 W and requires supply voltages of 5, 12, 24, or 28 V DC. It has a mass of less than 180 g and measures 100 x 100 mm (depth x width), 40 mm (stowed height), 270 mm (400 MHz deployed height), and 260 mm (437 MHz deployed height). Read more.

S-Band for Nanosatellites Applications

The S-Band Antenna from WiRan is a Satellite Antenna designed to operate in the frequency range of 2025-2290 MHz. This antenna is right-hand circularly polarized and has a gain of 7.5 dBi. It has a return loss of greater than 17 dB and a half power beamwidth of 81 degrees. The antenna has a mass of 87 g and measures 95 x 26.2 x 17.7 mm (length x width x height). It is designed for omnidirectional coverage of nano or microsatellites and is compliant with the CubeSat nanosatellite standard. Read more.

Patch Antenna for Satellites

The ANT1090-P from GomSpace is a Satellite Antenna with a frequency range of 1.085-1.095 GHz. This patch antenna is right-hand circularly polarized and has a return loss of less than -8 dB. It has a 3 dB beam width of greater than 80 degrees and an axial ratio of less than 3 dB. The antenna features a flexible sandwich construction that allows flexible mounting on different satellite structures. It requires a DC supply voltage of 4.0-5.25 V. The antenna has a mass of 135 g and measures 100.0 x 100.0 x 12.0 mm. It is designed especially for ADS-B signal reception. Read more.

High Gain Broadband Space Antenna

The FALCCON from Redwire Space is a Satellite Antenna that has been tuned for L-Band tactical waveforms. This antenna has an intermediate gain of 18.5 dBic and a peak gain of 21 dBic. It has a mass of less than 10 g and measures 80 cm x 80 cm x 38 cm (high gain), 60 cm x 60 cm x 38 cm (intermediate gain). The antenna has a design life of greater than 5 years and is suitable for applications such as MIDS Link-16, GNSS, commercial COMMs, telemetry, radar, and SIGINT. Read more.

GNSS Antenna for Precise Orbit Determination Applications

The Extended GNSS PEC Antenna from Beyond Gravity is a Satellite Antenna that operates at all GNSS bands, from L5/E5a, E5b, L2 to L1/E1. This antenna has a near hemispherical coverage, reduced spacecraft illumination, and lowered cross-polarization. It has a mass of 735 g and measures 200 x 87 mm (diameter x height). It has a female SMA connector as an RF interface. The antenna is well suited for precise orbit determination (POD) applications. Read more.

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Note: This list has been compiled based on user activity on SatNow. To ensure that we cover the whole range of Satellite Antennas we limited the number of products from each category and company. The listed products are shown in random order and are grouped by category.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013